Pouring water through a funnel into graded (marked) containers
- A jug.
- Two slim neck containers (marked).
- A funnel.
- A sponge.
- A tray.
This is an individual presentation.
- Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table, introduces the funnel.
- She shows the child how to pour using the funnel.
- Directress places the funnel into the slim neck container.
- Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by graping the handle between the thumb and index finger.
- Tilt the jug.
- Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
- Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the funnel.
- Pour the water into the container through the funnel slowly till water reaches the marked line of the container.
- When done, pour water into the second slim container till the water reach the marked line of the second container.
- When finished pouring, place the jug down on the tray.
- Take the funnel out from the slim neck container and dab the slim neck on the funnel with the sponge to dry it.
- Then, pour the water from the first slim neck container that was first poured into, back into the jug.
- Repeat for the other second container.
- Allow the child to try it.
Control Of Error
Spillage - visual.
Marking on the slim neck container.
If water is spilled, Directress shows the child how to dry it up using the sponge.
Points Of Interest
- To teach the child how to pour.
- To teach the child to estimate quantity.
- To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
- To develop the child's fine motor skills.
- To develop the child concentration.
- To develop the child's independence.
- To satisfy the child's need for order.
- Use food coloring to color the water to make it attractive.
- May use different shapes and sizes of slim neck containers to increase the difficulty of pouring.